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UK Dodgeball Association

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A Better You - Coalville

Wednesday 21st March


Sunday 18th March

A Better You - Ashby

Tuesday 20th March

What is Dodgeball?

Dodgeball is a game in which players try to hit other players on the opposing team with balls while avoiding being hit themselves.

There are many variations of the game, but generally the main objective of each team is to eliminate all members of the opposing team by hitting them with thrown balls, catching a ball thrown by a member of the opposing team, or forcing them to move outside the court boundaries when a ball is thrown at them.

Dodgeball is usually 6-a-side with a minimum of 2 female players on the team. There are 6 balls, if you hit someone with a throw, they are out. If they hit you, you are out. If you catch a throw you get a player back in and the thrower is out – a double swing! Head shots don't count, and there are certain penalties for this.

Each set is normally around 2.5 minutes long, and the team with the most players left at this time wins the set (if they haven't got their opponents out already)

UKDBA County Development Officers aim to provide opportunities for participation in Dodgeball for all areas of the community; to widen the access to Dodgeball by working in conjunction with County Sports Partnerships (CSPs); promote competition in schools and liasing with local Dodgeball Clubs.


  • Develops strength in your arms and shoulders from throwing the ball.
  • Develops power in your legs from jumping, dodging and weaving and flexibility to twist and turn out of the way.
  • Develops quick reflexs and eye hand coordination as you block, catch and throw accurately while moving.


Taster Dodgeball sessions can be as cheap as £5


You'll need a six dodgeballs, the official rules, court dimensions and / or you'll want to find a league.

Local Programmes

School Games (Leicester-Shire & Rutland)

A unique opportunity to motivate and inspire young people to take part in more competitive school sport.

Your Local Sport & Physical Activity Alliance

A Local Sport & Physical Activity Alliance (LSA) is a collection of people who have a desire to develop and promote sport and physical activity in their locality.


  • County Sport Network
    Leicester City Council
    Age UK L&R
    Charnwood Borough Council
    Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
  • Melton Borough Council
    Leicestershire County Council
    British Heart Foundation
    North West Leicestershire District Council
  • Sport England
    Equality Standard
    Harborough District Council
    Rutland County Council
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
  • Loughborough University
    Blaby District Council
    East Midlands Platform


  • Melton Borough Council
    Blaby District Council
  • Safeguarding
    British Heart Foundation
  • East Midlands Platform
    Rutland County Council
  • Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    Charnwood Borough Council
  • Age UK L&R
    Leicestershire County Council
  • Leicester City Council
    County Sport Network
  • Loughborough University
    Equality Standard
  • Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    Sport England
    North West Leicestershire District Council
  • Harborough District Council